The fickleness of Bollywood has been seen by all those who are involved, like the producers, the audience, the actors and everyone else. Even when a movie is good, with a remarkable script, commendable actors, a director who knows his job well and everything else in place, it may sink at the box office, and then the burden falls on the producers, who lose money, and actors, who lose offers and reputation. However, some movies are just plain bad. So bad that we know long before the trailer release that it will not do good, and when the trailer releases, we become even sure that the movie will not be able to do well. What is always surprising is how actors who have acted in the films actually have hopes for the film becoming a big hit on the box office, despite the absolute lack of script in most of the movies.
The following are 20 such movies that performed deplorably at the box office.
The IMDB rating of this film is 1.8 on 10! They might as well have given them nothing! But the movie was bad; in fact it was extremely pathetic, with petty jokes on swine flu, and ‘
’s direction contributing heavily to the film’s failure. There was also a tiger, and all the other drama that 90s era had, but none of it worked in this disaster of a movie.
It is one of the least believable movies in the history of Indian cinema. Another one of Sajid Khan’s masterpieces with an IMDB rating of 1.8 on 10, this movie was perhaps the worst way of wasting 637 million rupees. The heroine remained the same,
, the script was again lacking; the songs were a mockery of music and the actors dancing on them seemed to be mocking the very concept of dancing.
There were a lot of expectations from this movie, it had
, and even
, all of which went down the drain, along with 120 crore rupees and
directorial career. Not only was the film a commercial failure but was also condemned by the critics.
was not suffering enough with his singing career, he also went ahead and started acting. Karzzzz was a remake of an earlier, much better film that had been loved tremendously by the masses. However, this Karzzzz received a rating of 2.1 on 10 by IMDB and it’s songs haunted the audience for a long time after the film’s release.
5. Aap Ka Surroor
The fact that the film is shot is Germany is mentioned uncountable times in the film itself, along with the fact HR, or Himesh Reshammiya is a huge star. The film was Himesh Reshammiya’s acting debut, and has 2.2 IMDB rating. It has
opposite Himesh Reshammiya, none of whom could save the film.
Ram Gopal Varma
This film was a big budget, multi-starrer, and apparently newer version of ‘Sholay’, with the likes of ,
, . Since the original movie was so good, one would expect this one to do moderately well, if not be as successful. However, the film had one person which the older Sholay did not. It had Ram Gopal Varma, who took this movie to new lows. So much so, that the movie has an IMDB rating of 1.9 on 10, despite the larger budget.
With an IMDB rating of 2.2 on 10, it is hard to understand what director
was thinking as he spent 600 million rupees while directing the movie. With the likes of
Kay Kay Menon
, you would expect the movie to be at least acceptable. Unfortunately, it had a weak script, and perhaps moderate acting by
, which lead to the film’s downfall.
8. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
With a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, let’s just say that the story was more ‘anokhi’ than we bargained for. The caste was impressive, with and
being among many others, but the concept of repeated resurrection, and baseless killings among a group of friends did not go down well with the audience, and the movie had an IMDB rating of 2.7 on 10.
Love Story 2050
Time travel is an interesting concept, and the Indian audience will perhaps accept it on the day the day it is portrayed in a movie that is just as interesting, with a cast that can act. It had Priyanka Chopra, who is otherwise brilliant at her job, but there is a reason why
is no longer an actor. The movie’s IMDB rating was also equally pitiable, with 2.6 on 10.
A very amateur screenplay, messy visuals and hammy performances are what degraded this science fiction horror film. The film has uncountable references to Ramayana, which probably lead to its acceptance, but its IMDB rating is a sad 2.7 on 10 and has always been panned by critics.
The film had 1 star from rediff.com, 1.5 out of 5 by Bollywood Hungama and 3.3 on 10 by IMDB. The actors were not much to begin with, as it had
, and Abhishek Bachchan in special appearance, the film was deplored by critics.
12. "Good Boy, Bad Boy"
Not much can be expected from a movie that has
in it. Imraan Hashmi plays on his trademark playboy persona and together they bring down a movie worth 27 crores, with it gaining a 3.6 on 10 IMDB rating.
It has a mere 13% rating from rotten tomatoes and 3.2 on 10 from IMDB! With Sanjay Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan coming together, one would expect the film to be a good one. But it had Ram Gopal Varma as its director and then, even a budget of 320 million rupees could not save the film.
With Aamir Khan,
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
as its leads, the film was sure to do good. Although the star power of these actors managed to attract audience, the critics were not to be won over just by good looks. The film received poor ratings, like 3.8 on 10 by IMDB.
It had catchy songs, but its star cast could not do much justice to the movie. It had Ajay Devgan,
, Zayed Khan, and
, so three of its five stars are not even actors anymore! The movie was not loved a lot, even by the critics, as its IMDB rating is only 3.4 on 10.
God Tussi Great Ho
A remake, like many of ‘
’s films, of Hollywood movie Bruce Almighty, the film was surprisingly bad. Even though it had Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, none of their star power could save the movie from their heartless acting and its song also did not fare well with the audience.
Another one of Salman Khan’s attempts to save his brother ‘
’s career, but ended up adding on to the list of flops. It had a good angle to it but was way too confusing, despite being based on a not so substantial novel. Salman acts as a sort of overseer, not doing a very good job himself. The film received a 3.4 on 10 by IMDB and 20% by rotten tomatoes.
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna
Salman Khan has fans that follow him, defend him, worship him and love him as though he is a religion in himself.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
is also equally successful, and Sohail Khan too tagged along with his brother in the film. A 3.7 on 10 by IMDB and 35% by Rotten Tomatoes, the film failed to do much on the box office, getting panned heavily by critics.
Do Knot Disturb
tried to recreate their old magic with this movie, but despite the presence of
, Sushmita Sen, Riteish Deshmukh and
, the film sank at the box office. Times of India gave it a 2.5 on 5, IMDB gave it a 3.6 on 10. Its failure was supplemented by the release of
Wake Up Sid
, which released on the same weekend and did much better than Do Knot Disturb.
20. Fight Club: Members Only
A copy of the American Fight Club, the movie starred Zayed Khan,
, Riteish Deshmukh,
and . The film did not half as well as the Hollywood version that has the likes of in it. Produced by Sohail Khan, the movie received pitiable reviews from critics, 3.2 on 10 by IMDB, and 59% by Rotten tomatoes. The actors too performed below average, which is perhaps why we barely see them on screen anymore.